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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Sciences, Materials Chemistry Emphasis, B.S.

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Requirements for the Chemical Sciences Major

Chemical Sciences Requirements (80-91 units): To receive the B.S. in Chemical Sciences students must adhere to all General Education  and School of Natural Sciences Requirements . The Chemical Sciences major consists of 25-27 courses (12 lower division and 13-15 upper division, depending on emphasis track) designed to give all students a common foundation of core knowledge specific to the discipline.

There are honors versions of the three lower division Chemical Sciences courses, CHEM 002H , CHEM 008H , and CHEM 010H , which are open to students achieving high grades in the prerequisite courses (see course descriptions for details).  These classes cover the same breadth of material as the non-honors versions, but are taught with smaller class sizes and cover the material in more depth.

Materials Chemistry Emphasis Requirements


One of the following in-depth course electives:

  • Any other 3- or 4-unit CHEM course numbered 100-189 [3 or 4 units]
  • Any 200-level CHEM course (instructor approval required) [3 units]
  • [4.0 units]

Transfer Students

To be admitted to the Chemical Sciences major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C-” or better:

Additional Information

Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 in transferable courses. Any outstanding General Education and Major preparation coursework will be completed at UC Merced. Students should also consult the Information for Prospective Students link on the School of Natural Sciences website for more information.

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